Vancouver-based artist Jeff Depner opened his debut New York solo exhibition last week at Nancy Margolis Gallery. Variations: Black Napkins showcases Depner’s intense application process where he places multiple layers of paint amidst an equal amount of reductive processes to build up his compositions. His hard edged forms have an organic feel amongst the highly stylized architectural notions he presents. Geometric configurations wrestle with natural elements in his paintings, where colour theory underpins his architectonic aesthetic.
The work itself is presented with a variety of paint types on canvas, using the alternating texture and sheen of the varying levels of paint to create depth and balance within his visual language. The exhibition runs through to 7th December. One to catch if you find yourself in New York.
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